There are a million ways to show your love for someone. For example, a proposal can be made while skydiving. Or you could get married in Second Life. But do you know whether someone has asked his love to marry with Legos?
Atlanta filmmaker and photographer Walt Thompson devoted 22 hours to shooting and “God knows how long” editing the stop-motion LEGO marriage proposal for his long-term girlfriend, Nealey Dozier, The Huffington Post reveals.
Thompson kept his proposal activity in secret for almost two days.
“He had been locking himself in his ‘man-cave’ for the past few days, no girlfriends allowed,” Dozier told reporters. “He claimed to be working on an anniversary poem, which didn’t raise any flags because he writes me one every year.”
On Tuesday after taking 2,600 painstakingly posed photographs, Thompson played the video for Dozier in the living room of the Atlanta home the pair lives.
“He directed me to the DVD player and told me to press play,” Dozier said. “He then came to stand behind me, and within seconds I could feel the loud thumping of his heart and his quivering hands as they grabbed for mine. It was only then that I realized this was no anniversary poem.”
While Dozier was watching, Thompson was waiting for the exact moment the words “Will you marry me?” appeared on the screen.
“When the words came on the 46″ television it was playing on, I hit my knee and pulled out the box, which contained the LEGO bride and groom,” Thompson, a friend of this reporter, said. “Obviously, the groom was holding the ring.”
Dozier said she couldn’t express her excited attitude towards the creative proposal. She wanted to know how he had made the video and when they should contact their parents, among other things.
“We shared an awkward, fumbling kiss before I launched into 20 questions,” she said. “It was after 10 minutes that I realized I hadn’t even said yes. Poor guy had to wait it out in torture for the answer!”
Although the level of detail in the video might escape some casual viewers, Thompson pulled out all the stops to make the experience as memorable as possible.
“I actually found clothes that we were dressed in when we met,” Thompson said of the toy pieces he was able to find that look remarkably like the couple.
Thompson tried to reproduce the scenes from the two’s past and present, starting with the moment they first meet, the video follows the couple as they discover themselves and build their lives together.
Besides the fallen-in-live Thompson showed in the video Dozier, who is a freelance food writer and founder of the blog “Dixie Caviar,” preparing and experimenting with different foods, while Thompson photographs his beloved at work.
Finally, the video culminates in a wedding ceremony where the LEGO Thompson presents his wife-to-be with a huge diamond ring as she makes her way toward the altar.
Who were the guests of the ceremony? Only closest couple’s friends: a boxer and zookeeper, a “guy dressed in a Godzilla costume,” Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones and a female prison inmate were “guest of honor, complete with shiv made from bedspring.”
While they’ve yet to choose an official date, the couple is currently planning to marry in March or April of this year.